Updating your resume tips

by  |  20-Sep-2019 12:39

Most job postings state what type of format is preferred. Most job seekers use the traditional chronological or reverse-chronological résumé format.Put your contact information at the top of the résumé: your first and last name, email address, phone number (just one), a customized Linked In URL, and a website, if you have one. But I recommend highlighting your specific skills first, focusing on those that are most transferable to the job you’re looking for.In the next section, present your professional experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent position.

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And in your desire to super-sell yourself, don’t get carried away.

Three-fourths of human resources managers report having caught a lie on a résumé, according to Career Builder. The idea of having a one-and-done résumé is a relic of the past.

The subtle message: You have the chops to help the company meet its objectives.

Keep it tight, say, five or six sentences, and end with a bulleted list, such as “Areas of Concentration,” with roughly three examples.

Including your Linked In URL and blog or website address makes it easy for recruiters and hiring managers to find out more about you online. More than a third of human resource managers (37 percent) said they preferred having skills listed first on a résumé, according to the Career Builder report.

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